Mission Statement:

The mission of the Purchasing Department is to facilitate best practices and to achieve savings opportunities when procuring goods and services necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the University.  Purchasing ensures those goods and services represent best value, quality service, timely delivery, and are expended within the regulations and guidelines mandated by the State of Texas and federal sponsors.

It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department to maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and internal control procedures, to conduct business with the highest level of customer service, ethical standards, fairness, and transparency, while welcoming qualified, responsible, and diverse vendors.

The goal of this web page is to better educate our customers of the established purchasing policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines, which will assist all colleges and departments in planning ahead bearing in mind to involve the Purchasing Department at the BEGINNING of the process.